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Big Bertha 68 scout buildup

Discussion in 'Southeast Region' started by IIVIIoonshiner, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. IIVIIoonshiner

    IIVIIoonshiner Registered Member

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    well yall here we go. There is no point in me lurking on here and asking questions or answering them without you knowing what I am working on... I am aiming for a year from today being done but you know how that goes.

    what I started with was this (sorry no far away shots...)
    a 1968 international scout with the smaller slant 4 cylinder (ya I know not even the nice 196... oh well all the stuff is about to come out anyways. this is it after I lost the hardtop and doors

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  2. ryan22re

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    I had two scouts, a 63 scout 800 and a 79 scout II.

    Both of them were too rusty to drive very far.

    How's the thing body wise?
     
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    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Come on now, you have got to have better pics than that.:D
     
  4. IIVIIoonshiner

    IIVIIoonshiner Registered Member

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    these are pictures of the original drivetrain... the engine in the engine bay, the inside of a tiny tranny (fun huh?), and what it looks like with nothing inside. oh and... anyone want a scout x-fer case lol? t-18 i think (never bothered to check it out)

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  5. IIVIIoonshiner

    IIVIIoonshiner Registered Member

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    it is plenty good for thrashing over the rocks :D there is some cancer in the floorboards... don't know if you can see it here... overall not bad

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    My guess is a T98 (three speed) and a dana 18
     
  7. IIVIIoonshiner

    IIVIIoonshiner Registered Member

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    donor truck

    ok chevy guys don't beat on me too hard... here is the donor truck that I murdalized lol oh and for kicks i took a pitcure of my grill on the frame rails (avatar picture)

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  8. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Been down that road before.... A few years ago I restored a 64 Scout 80 with the 152, t90 3 speed and Dana 18 tcase, 4.27 geared Dana 27 axles. 76K original miles on it too. It was a fun project. Took a little over a year. I rebuilt every part of it, except the engine( still ran like a top!). Then I wanted another Chevy and a buddy was just dying to buy the scout so I sold it. :doah:

    Clay
     
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    Bushwhacker 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    the tranny model # is on the side of the case near where the top cover bolts down. should be like T90 A1 or A2

    Clay
     
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    IIVIIoonshiner Registered Member

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    re-building np205

    next step was/is rebuilding transfercase... I took way too many pictures to put them all down so here are some of my favorites... guess which color "Big Bertha" is gonna be? ya you guessed it grabber green she needs to be ugly i figure right? (i had been planning grabber green due to cost and good old obnoxious factor before I ever joined this site :D ) ooooh such big sexy gears :p:

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    IIVIIoonshiner Registered Member

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    ya guys i did alot of playing with the scout in stock form and tore everything to hell (my wife says I can break an iron ball in a rubber room) but since then I have lost interest in the dinky scout stuff so onward we go with 3/4 ton or 1 ton or whatever yall classify this junk as. :p:
    i like it regardless of tonage!
     
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    twin sticking (beginnings)

    here are my homebrew ground shift rails for the twin-stick setup I plan on running. work like a charm so far :D

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    ready to re-assemble

    ready to re-assemble now... waiting on one new gear to get here and then I'll have pictures of the assembled case.... I think it looks cool like this.

    I went out and tested my grinding job to check if the twin-sticking will work... works perfect so that is a no brainer.

    if you would like to know how to check it out take all three indents on each rail and paint fingernail polish of a different color in each detent. (example: neutral = silver low = blue and high = red)

    then assemble the small rails and the shift rails together in the top of the case (put big one in first to make it easier) and test em... shine a flashlight down in the holes where the springs and detent balls normally go and see if they shift right...

    you should be able to get:
    high/high
    high/neutral both front and rear
    low/low
    and low/neutral both front and rear..

    if you see red and blue at the same time you fubared it :D

    mine turned out good

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    IIVIIoonshiner Registered Member

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    finished case :D

    finished that project now I have an excuse to go on to the next one YAY

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    IIVIIoonshiner Registered Member

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    stay tuned I'll have pictures up in the next couple days... I got all the sheet metal cut out of the passenger side to make room for my boat sides and comp cuts are done on that side too (still have to do front fender but all in due time. also got my chevy 350 and sm465 to my home shop :D more projects to work on ..... yay!
     
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    looks like fun buddy!!
     
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    HEAVY METAL 1/2 ton status

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    cool dude.. lookin forward to the build... love the color yo!
     
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    ugly engine/tranny

    well yall will have to wait on the boatside pictures it was too dark and they didn't come out right... but here are some of two greasy potentials... chevy350 and sm465. I think i need a new output shaft for the 465 but i dont know what else yet... tell me what you think... (its official you can't touch anything in my shop without getting greasy) Oh and have i told you that this project is powered by budlight?

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    Any updates?
     
  20. IIVIIoonshiner

    IIVIIoonshiner Registered Member

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    actually yes. I have decided not to fool with that engine. I am probably going to buy a vortec 350 long block. BUt not any time soon. since I updated yall last my wife has decided to go back to college. This means much more money in a couple years but not so much right now. and my project is being put on hold for a bit. I am however working on the body of the thing since that is fairly cheap. I can always afford primer and grabber green =) ill try to snap pictures as i finihs with the body panels. thanks for asking!!!

    wish us luck I've been eating ramen noodles =)
     

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